- This simple pasta dish is a great way to eat purple sprouting broccoli and is full of fresh zingy flavours of chilli and lemon to pick you up midweek.
- Poor man's Parmesan, or pangrattato, is breadcrumbs fried with garlic and chilli. It's traditionally used to sprinkle over pasta. You could also use it on salads, fish or chicken.
- Preparation Time 10 minutes
- Cooking Time: 15 minutes
- Serves: 2 people
- 200g linguine (or use spaghetti)
- 4 tbsp olive oil, plus some for drizzling
- 1 large garlic clove, finely chopped
- 4 tbsp coarse breadcrumbs
- finely grated zest of ½ lemon
- ½-1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
- 200g purple sprouting broccoli, cut into even-sized pieces if large
- 3 tablespoons fresh parsley chopped
- salt and pepper
- Cook the pasta in salted boiling water according to the packet.
- Meanwhile, gently heat 4 tablespoons of oil in a pan, add the garlic and breadcrumbs and stir until crispy. Stir in the lemon zest and chilli.
- Steam or boil the broccoli for 4 minutes until tender.
- Drain the pasta and stir in a good drizzle of olive oil and the parsley. Toss with the broccoli and breadcrumbs. Season to taste.
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